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Old May 19th, 2004, 06:20 PM   #1
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pv-dv953 1/6 ccd depth of field & low light?

2 quick questions: First, for inside day shooting, just how bad or not is the 1/6 ccd Pv-dv953. with or without a video light? Second, I was told that the short depth of field is sacrificed with the 1/6 ccd. True? if so, how bad compared to a 1/4 or 1/3 ccd? thanx.
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Old May 19th, 2004, 07:04 PM   #2
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This depends on how dim your lights are indoors. With a couple of 60 or 100 watt bulbs lit, the PV-DV953 will perform just fine. For shallow DOF: iris open and use zoom in. Big CCDs will get you less DOF.
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Old May 20th, 2004, 02:20 PM   #3
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I think it is pretty bad indoors. The noise in the shadows is really distracting to me.

Depth of field is a problem too. I can't compare it with other camcorders, but I will say it's nothing like 35mm!
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Old May 20th, 2004, 02:31 PM   #4
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the depth of field is sacrificed quite a bit, but if you use your zoom wisely you can acheive a nice shallow dof.
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